"No basis in truth whatsoever": Monk releases statement after harsh criticism

9 July 2019

Garry Monk
Photo: Getty Images Monk managed to spend £50 million despite only lasting six months at Middlesbrough, signing 15 players. Though, according to the FA, Featherstone was only directly involved in one deal during Monk’s time at Boro.

Garry Monk has been criticised by his three former employers for having too close a relationship with his agent, James Featherstone. 

According to Monk’s statement, the harsh allegations have "no basis in truth whatsoever."

Read the full statement below.

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

Middlesbrough, Birmingham City and most recently, Leeds United’s former owner, Massimo Cellino, have all criticised their former manager Garry Monk’s close professional relationship with his agent, James Featherstone. 

Cellino even decided to ban Featherstone from the club’s training ground and matches at Elland Road. Following harsh allegations from all three of Monk’s latest clubs, the former Swansea player has decided to make a public statement through the League Managers Association.

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